Taijuan Walker got a no-decision on Tuesday, yielding five runs in six innings, but the Mariners were able to pull out a 7-6 win in 11 innings.
Walker was quite homer-prone in this outing, serving up three of them: a two-run home run to Nick Castellanos and a solo shot to Marc Krauss in the second inning, and a two-run home run to Alex Avila in the fourth. Walker allowed six hits and a walk while striking out three on the evening. The right-hander had been on a roll, posting a 1.68 ERA in seven starts dating back to May 29. On the season, he has a 4.53 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 93/27 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings. He'll face the Angels at home to close the book on the first half.
Kyle Ryan surrendered five runs in 2 2/3 innings, but didn't factor into the decision as the Tigers lost in 11 innings.
Ryan served up a grand slam to Austin Jackson and that was immediately followed with a solo home run by Franklin Gutierrez. The lefty was taken for six hits and a walk overall while striking out two. Ryan has only had one good outing out of four starts and carries a disappointing 5.64 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP and a 17/14 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings. If the Tigers let him start again, he'll finish out the first half on the road against the Twins.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a home run, his only success in five at-bats during Tuesday's 11-inning loss against the Mariners.
Cespedes tied the game at six apiece in the eighth inning with a solo home run off of Fernando Rodney. The outfielder, one of five American League players on the Final Vote list for the 2015 All-Star Game, has homered in consecutive games and now has 12 on the year along with 46 RBI and a .292/.320/.492 triple-slash line.
Nick Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 11-inning loss to the Mariners.
Castellanos drilled a two-run home run in the second inning off of Taijuan Walker, extending his hitting streak to eight games in the process. He's gone yard in back-to-back games, giving him six on the season with 36 RBI and a .244/.288/.373 batting line.
Austin Jackson clubbed a grand slam and walked in six plate appearances on Tuesday as the Mariners outlasted the Tigers in 11 innings on Tuesday.
Jackson cleared the bases with a four-bagger in the third inning against Kyle Ryan. It was a rare sign of life at the plate for the outfielder, who's still only hitting .254/.300/.363 with four home runs and 19 RBI with eight stolen bases.
Robinson Cano sent the Mariners to a victory in the 11th inning with a walk-off single on Tuesday against the Tigers.
Cano finished 2-for-6. He had hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to break a 5-5 tie. In the 11th, the Mariners put runners on first and second with one out for him and he delivered, driving a single to right field to plate the winning run. Cano may finally be figuring things out at the plate, as he's registered multiple hits in four of seven July games. He's still carrying a measly .253/.292/.373 triple-slash line with six home runs and 29 RBI, however.
Jake Lamb went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base as the Diamondbacks edged the Rangers 4-2 on Tuesday.
Lamb's two-run single in the fifth inning opened the scoring, and the Diamondbacks would never relinquish the lead. It was another strong showing for the 24-year-old, who continues to round into form after a foot injury stole nearly two months from him. Lamb is now hitting .304/.376/.446 through 34 games and has forced Yasmany Tomas to a corner outfield spot with his play. Lamb will look to finish strong ahead of next week's All-Star break.
Yasmany Tomas went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
The multi-hit game was the fourth for Tomas in his last seven contests. He's made it look easy through 66 games, batting .316/.353/.447 with five homers and 35 RBI. The 24-year-old has also chipped in five stolen bases and 23 runs scored in his first major league campaign.